Legend has it, GI's in post WWII Yokosuka, Japan, would bring their bomber jackets into the Toyo Tailor shop for "souvenir" hand embroidery - turning their jackets into something special to bring home. The style caught on and they were soon being made of surplus parachute nylon & silk. The tradition continued through the Korean and Vietnam Wars, where the darker sides of the conflicts were often mirrored in the design motifs.
The Ampal Creative and The Badweather share Southern California roots and both were created in Los Angeles. They each spent about a decade in LA, before heading North and South respectively. This pack, a long time in the making, became souvenirs - an ode to the goodtimes and the bad, spent in the City of Angels and found in both creator's DNAs. The materials and embroidery were directly referenced from The Badweather's personal collection of Korean and Vietnam era jackets.
Ampal Unstructured Fit - unstructured like a vintage baseball cap but deep like a trucker or fitted hat.
Domestic First Class Orders
- $7 Domestic First Class
Free domestic shipping threshold - $75 cart value
- $30 International First Class
- $55 International Priority
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Returns / Refunds
We are happy to offer an exchange on all brand new and unused products. Please be aware that fragrances, colognes and hair care products can permanently stain or mar products. Please contact email@example.com with your order number and the product you'd like to exchange for and our team will be in touch to help. The Ampal Creative does not offer refunds on orders, and all sale items are final sale.
Unstructured. Packable. Crushable. Customizable. Vintage out of the box. All Ampal hats are built using our Unstructured construction; a style that allows you to stomp, drop, pack, throw and smash your hat all you want without fears of creasing or destroying it. Built to last, built to custom fit to your head, built like they used to.
In 2020 we decided to develop 2 signature custom sweatbands for use on all Ampal hats - a Navy Premium Chino Twill and a Dk. Brown 3M Tech option. The Premium sweatband is soft 100% cotton Chino Twill with a special blend of layers for comfort and a vinyl sweat barrier layer. We first developed the 3M Tech sweatband in 2013 but only used it intermittently. It's soft, ultra breathable and moisture wicking, and now upgraded with a sweat barrier to keep the exterior of the hat looking clean.
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